Adjusting Tension in Hybrid Setup

Discussion in 'Strings' started by FuriousYellow, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. FuriousYellow

    FuriousYellow Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,485
    I'm using Klip X-plosive (Gut mains@61/Poly crosses@58 ) in my PK Ki5. I'm very happy with the feel, but I'd like to take a little bit of power off it as my forehand often goes about a foot long.

    Should I increase tension in the mains, crosses or both?
     
    #1
  2. Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,658
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    It won't really make much of a difference for power, but if anything, increase the tension in the crosses. It will give you a slightly lower ball trajectory.
     
    #2
  3. westy

    westy Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    496
    Location:
    devon UK
    how does it do that??!!
     
    #3
  4. GRANITECHIEF

    GRANITECHIEF Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3,757
    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    I found it interesting is a recent article re stringing at Wimby, that none of the pros increased the tension on the crosses and the ones that used a different tension on the crosses actually lowered it a bit. I'm going to give that a try next.

    Generally speaking, tighter stingbed would produce slightly less length on you shot.
     
    #4
  5. westy

    westy Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    496
    Location:
    devon UK
    GRANITECHIF congrats on you 1,000th post!!!
     
    #5

Share This Page